It's a good thing progress is currently slow in the garden because I've had little time to be out there enjoying any of it. I sneaked out for a few minutes today while finishing up an article, though. There's a hot pink hyacinth jazzing up the area around the Pieris. It's next to the more unsightly, dirty pink flower that I'm still not too sure about. I'll need to look closer but inside there looks to be a spot of blue, too.
Flowering currant is gradually opening it's blooms. I'm watching this shrub closely because it's in a direct dog path, which means it could lose a limb at any moment.
More House Finches are swooping around the yard lately. This one was picking off these little berry-like fruit from a neighbor's tree that overhangs into our yard. They usually spend their time here or across the lawn in the stand of Arborvitae.
Birds also have finally warmed up to the bird feeders I added to the back yard last month. The trick is getting out the door to snap a clear photo before they flit away. Usually I have to settle on a through the window shot, like this one. I thought this visitor may be another House Finch but the band of color at the neck is a bit more orange. Back to the Web I go.